Health Division Archive

  • Roadmap to Recovery

    A Public Health Guide for Governors The global pandemic of COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge to the health and well-being of every state and territory across the country. In the absence of treatments and vaccines ...

  • Improving Care and Managing Costs for Dual Eligibles

    Highlights From An NGA Roundtable View the report… Individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, commonly referred to as dual eligibles, have some of the most complex and costly health care needs of ...

  • Aging and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)

    The U.S. population is aging rapidly, with 10,000 adults turning 65 every day. As individuals age and live longer than ever before, the need for long-term services and supports (LTSS) will continue to grow. Addressing the ...

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Governors have a vested interest in ensuring access to high quality health care to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents while also being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. Persistent growth in health ...

  • Private Health Insurance

    Most people in the United States receive health care through private health insurance, either through an employer or through the individual market. Because states have regulatory oversight authority over large portions of ...

  • Chronic Disease and Prevention

    The cost of chronic disease to this country is colossal and treatment of chronic disease constitutes a large proportion of public spending. Governors can help improve health outcomes, increase worker productivity and reduce ...

  • Health Care Workforce

    Governors know that an accessible, flexible and skilled health care workforce is vital to improve the health of residents, control cost and accelerate economic development within the state. A competent workforce is critical ...

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Addiction

    Governors are at the forefront of the fight against opioid use disorder—a major public health and safety crisis affecting communities across the country. As chief executives of their states, governors are positioned to ...

  • Maternal and Child Health

    NGA Health has worked with states to help them improve health outcomes for pregnant women, mothers and children for decades. NGA offers a variety of opportunities for states to collaborate with one another and to work ...

  • Public Health

    One of the core focus areas of the NGA Center for Best Practices’ (NGA Center) Health Division is providing governors’ offices with policy advice and support on a wide range of public health priorities. As the chief ...

  • Data and Analytics

    As governors reform their states health systems to improve outcomes and reduce costs, having high quality data, policies that promote data sharing, robust data systems, and appropriate governance in place to support and ...